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40th Anniversary of Roe vs Wade

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:12 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Last summer, the National Black Prolife Coalition was among the first and most outraged groups to demand justice for the death of Tonya Reaves, a young black woman whose life was taken by abortion in Chicago. For years, women have been crying out that “abortion hurts women!”

Janet Morana is right to lead the crusade to recall abortion. As we somberly yet purposefully approach the 40-year landmmark anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, let there be no mistake about this: Many of us are ready to continue this battle for life and at all costs.

Pro-life activists protest the Roe vs. Wade decision.
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This week Operation Rescue released an article stating that a second lawsuit had been filed against Planned Parenthood in the death of Tonya Reaves.

Again, Tonya Reaves was a 24 year-old woman who went to Planned Parenthood for an abortion which was botched. She was then left bleeding for five hours before an ambulance was called.

Medical personnel discovered that the abortion performed by Planned Parenthood was incomplete. Tonya had to undergo another abortion in the hospital to remove the remainder of the baby. But it was too late and Tonya died later that evening in the hospital.

The first wrongful death lawsuit against Planned Parenthood was filed by Tonya’s family. The second was filed on behalf of Tonya’s surviving son, Alvin, by his father.

Tonya and her baby died, leaving young Alvin motherless.

Some people will not understand that along with the injustice of Tonya’s death, another injustice occurred. The organization killed Tonya’s baby in her womb.

In the absence of media coverage, not too many people are even aware that Tonya died. And despite efforts by the National Black Prolife Coalition to hold Planned Parenthood accountable, there seems to be an unusual amount of stall tactics.

One can’t help but remember the onslaught of outrage during the Trayon Martin tragedy? Where are all of those outraged black leaders who were demanding swift justice for the tragic slaying of Trayvon?

Not only are the leaders of the NAACP and other black voices such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson absent from the conversation, there is also an absence of outrage over the death of Tonya’s baby — and the other 3,699 babies that were killed that day in abortion mills throughout this country.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood kills hundreds of thousands of unborn babies every year — more than 50 million dead babies since 1973. Even worse is that Planned Parenthood was receiving roughly $1 million dollars a day in U.S. tax dollars before 2012 — that’s around $365 million dollars a year.

In 2012, the organization received over $500 million dollars from our tax coffers while still operating poorly regulated killing centers around this country.

People will soon be celebrating the 40th anniversary of legal baby slaughter in America.

Yes, abortion is legal; but it shouldn’t be. Abortion is not civil. Abortion is not moral. Abortion hurts women, kills babies, and even kills women like Tonya. Proponents point to the proliferation of so-called coat hanger abortions as a rationale for legalized killing. However, many women never used a coat hangers — even when abortion was illegal. They had a “medical procedure” called a D&C for a “mysterious female ailment” which was really a baby in the mother’s womb.

The abortion industry has said it wants to make abortion legal, safe, and rare. It is legal. But not safe — otherwise Tonya would still be among us. And as for rare? Do you consider 50+ million rare?

Planned Parenthood’s annual report just released for 2011 reveals that a record 333,964 abortions were performed. Over the last three years (2009-2011) Planned Parenthood has performed a total of nearly one million abortions (995,687).

I would only mention that there have been over 345 reported deaths linked directly to botched abortions. And that’s just the ones that we know about.

While many other deaths are attributed to other causes, they are actually the result of abortion complications.

This outrage bears repeating over and over — despite the government’s insistence that it does not pay for abortions, Planned Parenthood received a record $542 million in taxpayer funding last year.

Officials can spin it any way they want to, but our tax dollars are funding murder by abortion — and not just for babies. Mothers are dying too.

Women are being lied to; told that abortions are safe and are a civil right. And our babies are dying.

I’m outraged! We all should be outraged! Recall abortion now!

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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Last summer, the National Black Prolife Coalition was among the first and most outraged groups to demand justice for the death of Tonya Reaves, a young black woman whose life was taken by abortion in Chicago. For years, women have been crying out that “abortion hurts women!”
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